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13 best hostels in Israel for an affordable vacation

13 best hostels in Israel for an affordable vacation

If you think of youth hostels as dingy dormitories with communal bathrooms, the hostels of Israel will make you think again Hostels have a reputation as low-budget, barebones places for traveling students to hang their backpacks and get a night’s rest. In some countries, hostels mean lumpy bunkbeds and communal washrooms. In Israel, however, hostels […]

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New hotel opens in Historic Elvas, Portugal

New hotel opens in Historic Elvas, Portugal

The newly opened Vila Galé Collection Elvas – Historic Hotel, Conference & Spa, in Elvas Portugal is the rehabilitation of the former São Paulo Convent, and is the first hotel to open in Portugal under the Revive program. After a nine million Euros investment, the hotel features 79 rooms, two restaurants, a bar, an outdoor pool, […]

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The Mamilla Hotel: Historic Hotel of Tomorrow

The Mamilla Hotel: Historic Hotel of Tomorrow

The most familiar types of luxury hotels fall into two distinct categories. Some are built into landmark buildings updated with modern appointments but true to their historic origins. Others are conceptualized and built to represent the latest breakthroughs in architecture and modern hospitality. The Mamilla Hotel, meanwhile, is a rarity in that it successfully fuses […]

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Waterville Valley Resort – Escape from the Outside World

Waterville Valley Resort – Escape from the Outside World

Friendliness and love of nature are a way of life in Waterville Valley   Waterville Valley is a historic town surrounded by 700,000 acres of national forest. Today, it’s also a full-featured resort with world-class skiing, golf, nationally ranked tennis courts, a skateboard park, a year-round ice arena, hiking, biking, water sports, boating, and cultural […]

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10 of the best Mediterranean beach hotels in Israel

10 of the best Mediterranean beach hotels in Israel

Visiting Israel’s glorious west-coast beaches is so convenient when you stay at a hotel where the sand and waves are just on your doorstep. A day at the beach is a must when visiting Israel almost any time of year, and the choices are most bountiful along Israel’s 273-kilometer (170-mile) Mediterranean Sea coastline. The ideal […]

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11 of the most fabulous hotels in Jerusalem

11 of the most fabulous hotels in Jerusalem

Israel’s capital city has it all: History, culture, great food and great vistas. Enjoy it all while staying at one of Jerusalem’s diverse hotels. The hospitality industry is booming in Israel’s capital city. The Jerusalem Hotel Association counts 10,500 rooms in its member hotels. And that number does not include dozens of small B&B and […]

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Kosher Bed & Breakfast in Bangor, Maine, Fills a Niche

Kosher Bed & Breakfast in Bangor, Maine, Fills a Niche

Serving visitors and the local community in the central part of the state New Yorkers Laurie Tobias-Cohen and her husband, Yosef Cohen, fondly recall a memorable vacation weekend in Bangor, Maine. Thanks to Chabad of Bangor, established two years ago by Rabbi Chaim and Esther Wilansky, they didn’t have to rush home for Shabbat during their week-long trip, which also took them to […]

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